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Brian K. McHugh

Brian K. McHugh

Over 30 years experience in criminal law, procedure and the rules of evidence
  • Criminal Law, DUI & DWI, Domestic Violence...
  • Colorado
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I graduated from Colorado State University in 1984 and was on the Dean's List eight straight semesters. In 1987 I received my law degree from the University of Denver, receiving an Am. Jur. (American Jurisprudence) award for the highest grade in my legal procedure class. I have focused on criminal law and procedure for over 30 years, almost 23 of those years as a Deputy District Attorney and then Chief Deputy District Attorney in the 18th Judicial District - Arapahoe, Douglas, Elbert and Lincoln Counties.

Over the years, I have handled a wide variety of cases, from barking dog and minor traffic cases to DUI's, Aggravated Robbery, Kidnapping, Sexual Assault and 1st Degree Murder. While with the District Attorney's Office I was a member of that jurisdiction's Critical Incident Team, responding to officer involved shootings and in-custody deaths. I have taught classes on criminal law and procedure to law enforcement officers and prosecutors. I have testified before legislative committees on matters pertaining to criminal law and procedure and assisted in drafting proposed legislation in those areas. I have briefed and argued cases in the Colorado Court of Appeals and briefed cases in the Colorado Supreme Court.

In late summer 2009, I left the District Attorney's Office to go into private practice where I continue my focus on criminal law and procedure. I take pride in my knowledge of criminal law, criminal procedure, the rules of evidence and my skill and experience in the courtroom.

The University of Denver Sturm College of Law
J.D. (1987) | Law
Honors: American Juris Prudence Award
Colorado State University
B.A. (1984) | Sociology
Honors: Deans List 1981 through 1984
Professional Experience
Private practice specializing in criminal defense
- Current
Legal Intern, Deputy and Chief Deputy District Attorney
Office of the District Attorney, 18th Judicial District
Articles & Publications
DUI Handbook - A Guide for Colorado Prosecutors
Award of Exception Merit
Professional Associations
State Bar of Colorado # 16964
- Current
Colorado Bar Assocation
- Current
Arapahoe County Bar Association
- Current
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
  • Free Consultation
    I do not charge a person seeking an attorney a fee to consult with me. The free consultation allows me to get an idea of the needs and goals of the potential client and at the same time allows them to learn about me. Then they can make an informed decision whether my experience, knowledge and skill are what they are looking for in an attorney.
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Practice Areas
  • Criminal Law
  • DUI & DWI
  • Domestic Violence
  • Traffic Tickets
Additional Practice Areas
  • Sealing of Criminal Records
  • Expungement of Juvenile Records
  • Sex Offender De-Registration
  • Driver's License Suspension and Revocations
  • English: Spoken, Written
Social Media
Websites & Blogs
Law Office of Brian K. McHugh
McHugh's Criminal Law Blog
Contact & Map
26 W. Dry Creek Circle
Suite 600
Littleton, CO 80120
Telephone: (720) 280-3929
Fax: (720) 528-7845